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Combined Cadet Force

Service and teamwork is fundamental to the Haileybury ethos and this is exemplified by our commitment to the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). Run along military lines, the CCF is a youth organisation, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence.

It focuses on the development of leadership and teamwork and on the acquisition of practical skills such as first aid, map-reading, survival skills and adventurous activities such as sub-aqua, sailing, climbing and flying. Haileybury’s thriving Combined Cadet Force has a proud history dating back to 1886, comprising sections for the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force.

A CCF parade takes place every Wednesday against the backdrop of Terrace and by the memorials of those former Haileyburians who have fallen in the service of their country, before the weekly activities commence in and around the campus.

CCF cadets also take part in two Field Weekends each year and a one-week Camp in the final week of the Summer Term.

Full advantage is taken of the scope for collaboration and integration between the CCF, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), Community Service and other co-curricular programmes. Participants gain credits for qualifications being gathered from each of the above and also, for instance, towards the Creativity, Action and Service component of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.